Terrorism
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What peace? Taliban sets off bomb in Kabul

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/19, 10:49 am

Days after the Taliban and United States claimed to have made progress in peace talks, the extremist group carried out a major suicide attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul. The bomber detonated an explosives-filled car at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters, in the western part of the city, killing 14 people and injuring 145—many of them civilians.

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Al-Shabaab claims deadly attack in Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/25/19, 12:01 pm

The Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a bombing Wednesday in Mogadishu that targeted local officials and a new United Nations envoy from the United States and left seven people dead. The attack occurred less than an hour after UN envoy James Swan left the building following an official visit. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman was injured and remained in a coma on Thursday.

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Dozens dead in terror attack on Somali hotel

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/15/19, 10:27 am

The Somali terror group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel over the weekend that left at least 26 people dead, including several foreigners. The insurgents first set off a car bomb at the Asasey Hotel in the port city of Kismayo, Somalia, on Friday evening before launching a gunfire siege that lasted more than 14 hours. Responding troops ended the attack when they killed all the insurgents. Regional politicians and elders were inside the hotel discussing an upcoming election when the attack began.

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